§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to seek to extend the fund for families of casualties in the Falklands campaign to families of British Service men killed while on duty in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The South Atlantic fund was set up in response to the wishes of members of the public who wanted to donate money to those involved in the South Atlantic emergency. A special fund to benefit troops involved in Northern Ireland operations and their families already exists; it is administered by the Army benevolent fund.